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Game development tools / Marwan Y. Ansari, editor
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA76.76.C672 G3587 2011    IN TRANSIT
Subject(s) Computer games -- Programming
Physical Description xv, 327 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Note "An A.K. Peters book"--t.p
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Taming the beast: managing complexity in game build pipelines / Fernando Navarro -- Game streaming: a planned approach / Jeffrey Aydelotte and Amir Ebrahimi -- Workflow improvement via automatic asset tracking / Matt Greene and William Smith -- Continuous integration for games / Steven Ramirez -- Persistence management of asset metadata and tags / Jaewon Jung -- Real-time tool communication / Alan Kimball -- Robust file I/O / Alan Kimball -- Real-time constructive solid geometry / Sander van Rossen and Matthew Baranowski -- A COLLADA toolbox / RĂ©mi Arnaud -- Shape-preserving terrain decimation and associated tools / David Eberly -- In-game audio debugging tools / Simon Franco -- Pragmatic XML use in tools / Amir Ebrahimi -- Low coupling command system / Gustavo A. Carrazoni -- Object-oriented data / Alan Kimball -- Improving remote perforce usage / Mike O'Connor -- Vector displacement in the sculpting workflow / Craig Barr -- Optimizing a task-based game engine / Yannis Minadakis -- Efficient texture creation with Genetica / Ichiro Lambe and Atlas Roufas -- Reducing video game creation effort with Eberos GML2D / Frank E. Hernandez and Francisco R. Ortega -- YAML for C++: applied data-driven design / Sebastien Noury and Samuel Boivin -- GPU debugging and profiling with NVIDIA Parallel Nsight / Kumar Iyer and Jeffrey Kiel -- FBX games development tools / Trevor Adams and Mark Davies
Summary "This book brings the insights of game professionals, DCC creators, hardware vendors, and current researchers together into a collection that focuses on the most underrepresented and critical part of game production: tools development. The first gems-type book dedicated to game tools, this volume focuses on practical, implementable tools for game development professionals. Topics range from asset tracking to improving remote version control performance to robust and efficient IO. Technical artists, as well as game play, audio, and graphics programmers will find new tools to improve work flow and help build games faster"-- Provided by publisher
Alternate Author Ansari, Marwan

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